Christine, you can't use cream because then the bag will not stick. You need stoma powder and allkare protective barrier wipes. The stoma nurse taught me to "crust" the redness around the stoma by applying the adapt stoma powder, then wiping the excess off, then dabbing the powder with the allkare barrier wipe and I am to repeat this 3 times....this leaves a protective layer over my skin and allows the area to heal. I did have a yeast infection around my stoma though and they gave me a prescript
ion powder, nystatin, and I am to use it the same exact was as the adapt stoma powder.
Please call me if you need to...Tracy
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
2005-hysterectomy w/pelvic prolapse repairs
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy